The Yard - Darlinghurst


The Yard - Darlinghurst

Sydney, Australia

The The Yard Story

The Yard, founded by Tiarne & Daniel Bova in 2020 in South Sydney, specializes in strength and conditioning training. The brand’s training philosophy is that you don’t need to be an athlete to train like one.

With 12 locations in Australia and two in California, USA, The Yard is rapidly expanding its reach. Through their balanced approach, The Yard enables individuals to unlock their athletic potential while being supported by a driven and friendly community.

How Did The Yard Darlinghurst Score Overall?

The full client experience at The Yard was excellent, achieving The Fit Guide 4-Star Award.

The class was also very good and has won our 4-Star Class Experience Award.

How was this club rated and evaluated? Find out more about our process here.

The Highlights

The studio aesthetic was a real stand out, offering a strongly branded and attractive space.

The coaches helped create a strong, supportive, community-driven atmosphere, which really made us feel welcome and wanting to come back.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The structure of the class was clearly explained which helped everything run smoothly.”

“The coaches were fun and bubbly, and made an effort to connect with all of the participants in the class.”

“The team made an effort to get to know me, which helped me feel very welcome at the club.”

What to Expect From A The Yard Session

Classes at The Yard are designed to be not just challenging and intense, but also extremely rewarding. 50-minute Rig and Sweat sessions are offered throughout the week with one-hour, team-focused Pay Day classes on Saturday mornings. 

Rig is focused on barbell training and compound lifts. Turf classes are cardio-focused, utilizing the Assault Bike, Ski-erg and stationary bikes.

The Yard’s weekly Pay Day classes are “built around hard work and teamwork”, helping you motivate your partners, train hard and connect with the community.

The Reception Service

Our pre-visit call to the branch got us excited for the visit, as the operator told us all about the great community at the club.

In the branch, the team was warm, friendly and attentive throughout all of our interactions. We were welcomed strongly, given a tour of the club and, after the session, they checked in with us to see how we enjoyed it.

Staff were comfortable and confident when discussing our options to continue training at The Yard.

The Class Experience

The Yard Darlinghurst received The Fit Guide 4-Star Class Experience Award, making it one of Sydney’s stand-out offerings.

The class was structured very well and offered a good change of pace from some other concepts, with a real focus on lifting heavy and taking more time to rest.

During the session, the coaches were fun and made an effort to connect with everyone, helping to create a powerful and attractive community vibe.

The Equipment And Studio

The club had a wide range of high-quality equipment, which was more than enough to fulfill the needs of the busy class.

Branding throughout the club added to the client experience, completing a slick and attractive studio design. Everything was clean and in good condition.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Workout towels were provided, but shower towels and lockers were not. Free water refill stations were available.

One shower was available in the club, which was clean and in good condition. The public areas' design did not match the striking aesthetic of the workout space.

Digital And Technology

We were not able to book our session through the website, with our booking taking place over email with the club. TVs were used in the studio to display the workout, which was helpful.


The Yard Darlinghurst offers first-time clients their first two classes for free as an introductory deal. This gives you the chance to try both the Rig and Turf sides.

The club offers a single membership, priced at $69 a week.

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

Top Scoring Categories

Reception Services
Class Experience
Equipment & Studio

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